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Are You Ready to Become a Smart Homebuyer?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Are You Ready to Become a Smart Homebuyer?
Purchasing a home may prove to be an arduous process, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. Thankfully, there are many quick, easy ways to streamline the homebuying cycle. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you become a smart homebuyer. 1. Study the Real Estate Market A smart homebuyer...
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Hidden water leaks could be costing you -- how to track them down
Posted on 12/01/2019
Hidden water leaks could be costing you -- how to track them down
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Some leaks are obvious -- coming home to a soggy rug or soaked floor is a pretty good indicator that you have some plumbing trouble -- but others are more discreet and can lead to a costly water bill and home damage if you don't catch them. Mold and mildew can develop...
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How to Make Roses Thrive in Southern Gardens
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Make Roses Thrive in Southern Gardens
Photo by Silvia via Pixabay Most people associate roses with English cottage gardens and northern cities such as Portland, Oregon, which has proudly carried the nickname "The City of Roses" for over a century. It's common garden lore that roses can't successfully be grown in areas that don't receive a few months of cold temperatures, but some varieties...
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How to Avoid Delays During the Homebuying Process
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Avoid Delays During the Homebuying Process
Buying a house should be a fast, seamless process. However, problems sometimes may arise that prevent you from acquiring your dream house in a timely fashion. Ultimately, it is important to be proactive to minimize the risk of encountering time-consuming hurdles during the homebuying process. Fortunately, we're here to help you identify and address such problems before they can...
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Is Your Initial Offer to Purchase Competitive?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Is Your Initial Offer to Purchase Competitive?
As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:...
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What to Expect During the House Selling Journey
Posted on 11/03/2019
What to Expect During the House Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Posted on 10/27/2019
Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Potential home buyers should obtain a pre-qualification letter from their lenders to access a home loan. This letter communicates what the lender thinks about you being qualified for a mortgage up to a certain amount and is dependent on the data you gave about your assets, income, and expenses. Pre-qualification is just the primary step, and it provides...
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Ready to Become a Homeowner?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Ready to Become a Homeowner?
You are ready to become a homeowner, and like most tenants, you probably dream of the day you will kiss (or maybe just text) your landlord goodbye. However, an end to the dreaded rent-due reminder is only one of many reasons you should seriously think about, and plan for home ownership. Here are more: Pride of ownership There...
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5 Reasons Why People Fail at New Year's Resolutions
Posted on 10/13/2019
5 Reasons Why People Fail at New Year's Resolutions
On the night of December 31st every year, many people come with a list of "I will do this" and "I won't do that." This list of do's, don't s, goals, and aspirations for the upcoming year is what we refer to as a New Year resolution. Some resolutions would be to lose weight, and others might be...
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Add Fighting Germs to Your Housekeeping List
Posted on 10/06/2019
Add Fighting Germs to Your Housekeeping List
Regardless of how clean your home looks, and how often you use the disinfectant wipe, those sneaky little germs still hide in your home. Of course, some surfaces always have germs simply because multiple people handle them throughout the day. These include faucets, outlets, and switch-plate covers, doorknobs and stair railings. You know to wipe these down, especially...
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